NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #268 ~ 05-01-21]

Pictured: Lizzy Mercier Descloux.

Still Violet simply sat leaning out, for a long time looking just at that wallpaper nearest the bed; and Boris could have seen this, perfect host, for he gave her a nosedrop-bottle then, which held a small piece of mercury. And she poured this out into her hand, as a lump of wet mirror, small as the smallest silver coin, though with Violet being so close, it might not have been like that now, and even in letting it move across one palm and onto the other, and back, she must let it fall to the floor. So that while Boris slowly stood to adjust the newspaper light, Violet knelt down very close, as if she might have already made out what loomed there near in the half-light—which it did when the light came, like a soft silver moon, as big as a mountain against a black plateau, and all around, at different and precise distances, were its pieces, shattered, perched glittering and isolate on the same expanse, or down, glinting up half-hidden deep at the bottom of parallel fissures where the surface dropped sharply away, or yet again, over and beyond: one, two, three dark fields away.

— Terry Southern, ‘Put-down,’ Red-Dirt Marijuana And Other Tastes.

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THE FIRST SET

O’Jays — “Put Your Hands Together” — Love Train: The Sound of Philadelphia

Livy Ekemezie — “Delectation” — Wanted Afrobeat: From Diggers To Music Lovers

The Gamblers — “Moon Dawg” — The Birth Of Surf

Bob Destiny — “Wang Dang” — Habibi Funk: An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World

The Kinks — “You Do Something To Me” — The Mono Kollectables Volume 1

The La Playa Orchestra — “Olvidate De Mi” — Boogaloo Pow Wow: Dancefloor Rendez-Vous In Young Nuyorica

Lizzy Mercier Descloux — “Mission impossible 2.0” — Press Color

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Backyard Heavies — “Soul Junction” — Funky Crimes

THE SECOND SET

The Soul Fantastic — “El Mismo” — Panama! 2 Soundway 45rpm

Reigning Sound — “You’re So Strange” — Time Bomb High School

Vaudou Game — “Pas La Peine” — Otodi

Bill Doggett — “Boo-Da-Ba” — Rhythm ‘N’ Blues Vol. 2

Ossie Hibbert & The Revolutionaries — “An Event” — Earthquake Dub

The Modern Lovers — “I Wanna Sleep In Your Arms” — The Modern Lovers

Ricardo Marrero & The Group — “Algo” — A Taste

The Bobby Fuller Four — “Stinger” — The Bobby Fuller Instrumental Album

Atomic Forest — “Mary Long” — Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga!

THE THIRD SET

The T.S.U. Toronados — “The Toronado” — One Flight Too Many (Rare And Unreleased Houston Funk From The Vaults Of Ovide Records 1968-1969)

Sinn Sisamouth — “Hala Hala” — Groove Club Vol 4: Sinn Sisamouth

The Only Ones — “Trouble In The World” — Baby’s Got A Gun

Nana Love — “Talking About Music” — Return To The Mothers’ Garden (More Funky Sounds Of Female Africa 1971-1982)

Mad Hatters — “I’ll Come Running” — Garage Beat ’66 Vol. 7: That’s How It Will Be!

Tesfa-Maryam Kidane — “Yetesfa Tezeta” — Ethiopiques Vol. 8: Swinging Addis

The Mystics — “Jumpin’ Bean” — Let’s Go Down In The Congo

The Congos — “At The Feast” — Build The Ark

THE FINAL SET

Shig & Buzz — “Lost Train” — Double Diamonds

Fruko & Sus Tesos — “El Caminante” — The Afrosound of Colombia Vol. 1

Young-Holt Unlimited — “Dig Her Walk” — The Definitive Young-Holt Unlimited

Heads Funk — “Cold Fire” — Cold Fire

The Bobby Peterson Quintet — “Mama Get Your Hammer” — Mod: The Early Years Vol. 1

Joe Gibbs & The Professionals — “Free The Children” — African Dub All-Mighty Chapter 4

Alan Vega and Martin Rev — “Dance” — Suicide (Second Album)

Ennio Morricone — “Fuga A Cavallo” — The Good, The Bad & The Ugly OST

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Johnny Horton — “North To Alaska” — Johnny Horton’s Greatest Hits

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #267 ~ 04-24-21]

Pictured: Pamelo Mounk’a.

Every new pharoah, before ascending the throne, had to visit heaven and become accepted among the gods. Only after this otherworldly journey could the pharoah be accepted by the priests, and by himself, as one fit to fulfill the divine, as well as political, functions of kingship, as conceived in those days. This voyage to the highest stars, where the gods live, involved a magick ritual employing what Knight and Lomas call a “narcotic.” When the last pharoah of the native dynasty refused to reveal the secrets of this ritual to the new Hyskos dynasty, they killed him in the manner of the widow’s son. The lost “word” = the details of the Ritual of Illumination and the name of the “narcotic” used.

It seems to me that Knight and Lomas have this last detail wrong, due to their ignorance of psycho-pharmacology. Narcotics do not allow you to walk among the stars and communicate with superhuman intelligences. They kill pain, they numb anxiety, they knock you unconscious; and they usually get you addicted: that’s all they do. Almost certainly, the magick potion used in the ritual did not belong to the narcotic family but to the entheogens-the type of drugs also called psychedelics. Entheogens produce “mystic” and godly experiences, and at least one of them, and perhaps two, had widespread religious usage among the Indo-European peoples from ancient times, amanita muscaria definitely and psylocibin possibly, both of them members of the “magic mushroom” group.

— John Carter, Sex And Rockets: The Occult World Of Jack Parsons.

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THE FIRST SET

Instant Funk — “Philly Jump” — Philadelphia International Records: 40th Anniversary

The Funkees — “303” — Now I’m A Man

The Playboys — “Jungle Fever” — Strummin’ Mental!

Rita Alston — “Popcorn Funky Reggae” — Funky Chicken

The Searchers — “Wow Wow Baby” — Gee Whiz: The Class Records Story 1956-1962

Los Orientales De Paramonga — “Negrita Linda” — Fiesta En Oriente

The Poets — “Baby Don’t You Do It” — Immediate Mod Box Set

Handan Yazgan — “Karanfilli Yar” — Uzelli Elektro Saz (1976-1984)

IT’S MADISON TIME…

The George Semper Orchestra — “Cosmic Funk” — Inner City Review

THE SECOND SET

Gyedu Blay Ambolley & The Steneboofs — “Simigwado” — Ghana Soundz: Afro-Beat, Funk & Fusion In ’70s Ghana

King Errisson — “The Magic Man” — Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (Celebrating 50 Years Of Westbound Soul & Funk)

The Prophets — “Babylon Red” — King Tubby’s Prophecies Of Dub

Calvin Boze And His All-Stars — “Safronia B” — Havin’ A Ball

Smoke — “Lina Femm’ Foll” — Disques Debs International Volume 2: Cadence Revolution 1973-1981

The Real Kids — “Reggae Reggae” — The Real Kids

Barış Manço — “Derule” — Turkish Delights: Beat, Psych, & Garage : 26 Ultra Rarities From Beyond The Sea Of Marmara

The Pretty Things — “Balloon Burning” — S.F. Sorrow

THE THIRD SET

Count Matchuki & Randy’s All Stars — “Pepper Pot” — I Love The Reggay! Early Reggae Sounds From Randy’s Records 1969-1971

Speedy West — “Lover” — The Steelguitar Transcriptions of Speedy West

Patrinell Staten — “Little Love Affair” — Let’s Boogaloo Vol.5

Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band — “Crazy Little Thing” — Clear Spot

Sapan Jagmohan — “Sote Sote Adhi Rat” — Bollywood Bloodbath: The B-Music of the Indian Horror Film Industry

The Strangeloves — “I Want Candy” — Grandson of Frat Rock! Vol. 3

Srueng Santi — “Mai Rak Yar Rak” — Thai Beat A Go-Go Vol. 4

Iggy & The Stooges — “Penetration” — Raw Power

THE FINAL SET

Pamelo Mounk’a — “Qu’As Tu Fait De Ma Fille?” — No. 1 Africain

The Motivations — “The Birds” — Mad Mike Monsters: A Tribute To Mad Mike Petrovich Vol. 3

Jack Ruby / King Tubby / Errol Thompson — “Track 20 Dub” — Black Foundation In Dub

The Cramps — “The Crusher” — Psychedelic Jungle

Juaneco y su Combo — “Recordando a Fachín” — Cumbia Beat Vol. 2: Tropical Sounds from Peru 1966–1983

Pink Floyd — “See Emily Play” — The First 3 Singles

Ros Serey Sothea — “Penh Jet Thai Bong Mouy (I Like Only You)” — Cambodian Rocks

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Tim Buckley — “Sweet Surrender” — Greetings From L.A.

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #266 ~ 04-17-21]

Pictured: Mose Allison.

Although the white beat’s attraction to the jazz world is often the very core of his “white Negro” role, there is little uniquely “beat” about all this. Such involvement is socially not very different from the relationship of adolescent whites to Negro jazz in several American non-beat and pre-beat bohemias. For example, nearly twenty years ago…we often used to make the Harlem “balcony scenes” – boosting old Bessie Smiths and Hot Fives from the balcony of the Rainbow Music Shop before the wartime scrap drive wrecked the supply, going wild in the Apollo Theatre’s sweet-smelling second balcony – odoriferous from pomade and pot, though we didn’t know about the latter at the time – to a Basie-Millinder twin bill. And we traveled Swing Street when it still swung (where half the time we’d get kicked out despite our borrowed I.D.’s), to hear Billie Holiday at the Onyx Club or Tatum at the Three Deuces… But apart from the music itself, and the fact that now one merely listens to it at Birdland instead of stomping to it at the Savoy, not much has really changed.

— Ned Polsky, Hustlers, Beats And Others.

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THE FIRST SET

The Commodores — “Slippery When Wet” — Sweet Soul Music: 24 Scorching Classics From 1975

Nayanka Bell — “Just A Boogie” — Return To The Mothers’ Garden: More Funky Sounds Of Female Africa 1971-1982

Neal Nissenson — “Intoxica” — Surfs Up! At Banzai-Pipeline

Omar Khorshid — “Ya Dalaa” — With Love

The Pinetoppers — “Pinetop” — Rock’N’Roll Versus Rhythm And Blues

Lee “Scratch” Perry & The Upsetters — “Return Of Django” — Return Of Django

Roxy Music — “Amazona” — Stranded

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Greg Segura y su Orquesta — “El Hombre de Hoy” — Psicotrónica! Spanish Cinematic Grooves & Funky Soundtracks, 1968-1978 Vol. 1

THE SECOND SET

James Brown — “Talkin’ Loud And Saying Nothin’ [Original Rock Version]” — James Brown’s Funky People Pt. 3

Ossie Hibbert & The Revolutionaries — “Heavy Rock” — Earthquake Dub

The Only Ones — “City Of Fun” — The Only Ones

The Nitty Gritty Sextet — “Fun City Hippy” — The Nitty Gritty Sextet

The Greasers — “Greeazzy” — Frolic Diner Vol. 6

Unknown Artist — “Gentlemen Chill Out At Bar” — Cambodian Psych-Out

Love Unlimited Orchestra — “Theme From Together Brothers” — Together Brothers OST

Segun Bucknor — “La La La [Hard Version]” — Who Say I Tire

El Pauling & The Exciters — “It Won’t Be Long” — The 5 Royales: Catch That Teardrop

THE THIRD SET

Buari — “Karam Bani” — Pulp Fusion 10: Africa Funk

Mose Allison — “Swingin’ Machine” — Walk On The Wild Side: The Jazz Side Of Mod

Kassav’ — “Kakika” — Lagué Moin

Reigning Sound — “Brown Paper Sack” — Time Bomb High School

Scientist — “Dub With A View” — Dub Gone Crazy: The Evolution of Dub at King Tubby’s 1975-1979

Hasil Adkins — “Can’t Help It Blues” — Out To Hunch

Dara Puspita — “Bertamasja (On Vacation)” — 1966-1968

Nick Lowe — “Truth Drug” — The Wilderness Years

Nilo Espinosa Y Orquesta — “Jumping With Symphony Sid” — Gozalo! Bugalu Tropical Vol. 2

THE FINAL SET

The Blenders — “Nothin’ But A Party (Part I)” — Funk Spectrum Vol. 3

Freedom Family — “Holy Worshipping” — Ayentsoo

Bob Seger & The Last Heard — “Persecution Smith” — Michigan Nuggets

Wganda Kenya — “Fiebre De Lepra” — The Afrosound of Colombia Vol.1

Marvin Gaye — “Running from Love (Version 1 / Edit)” — Funky Nation: The Detroit Instrumentals

Errol Brown — “Jah Caught Them Dub” — Dub Over Dub: 27 Track Dub Extravaganza

The El Doradoes — “Go Little Suzie” — Dangerous Doo-Wop 1

Shankar Jaikishan & Rais Khan — “Raga Malkauns” — Raga Jazz Style

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Kevin Ayers — “Oh! Wot A Dream” — Bananamour

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #265 ~ 04-10-21]

Pictured: Eddie Hazel.

The Parliaments had become psychedelicized. George [Clinton] had been turned on to LSD and proceeded to indoctrinate everyone else. The clothes change had started initially with the back-up musicians. According to Billy Bass, “George and them were still wearing those funky ass processes and them suits. Me and Eddie [Hazel] and Tiki [Fulwood] said ‘Fuck that.’ To tell you the truth, Eddie and Tiki were two trifling motherfuckers so they didn’t want to be clean at all. The three of us just plain out did not want to wear them suits no more. It was all based on the theory, ‘Well hey, we ain’t Parliaments, we’re Funkadelic, we don’t have to wear that.’ I had cut off my process a long time ago. Eddie’s hair was always wild, he had a big ole Afo. Tiki still had his hair slicked down. I was wearing braids then, very radical braids. We just wore whatever we wanted to wear.”

— from Rob Bowman’s liner notes, Music For Your Mother.

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THE FIRST SET

The Futures — “Party Time Man” — Philly Freedom

Vicky Edimo — “You” — Africa Airways Six (Mile High Funk 1974-1981)

Rene Hall Orchestra Feat. Willie Joe — “Twitchy” — Infamous Instro-Monsters Of Rock ‘n’ Roll Vol. 1

Grazia — “Olmek Var” — Saz Beat: Turkish Rock, Funk, And Psychedelic Music Of The 1960s And 1970s

NRBQ — “Little Floater” — Wild Weekend

Safari Combo — “Soule” — Débaba

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Teo Usuelli — “Piacere Sequence” — Beat At Cinecitta: Music from Italian 60s & 70s Exploitation Cinema Vol. 1

THE SECOND SET

Gary U.S. Bonds — “I Wanna Holler” — Legrand 45rpm

Tito Puente — “110th Street And 5th Avenue” — Yo! Hot Latin Funk From El Barrio

The Ramones — “Commando” — Leave Home

Rubiah Lubis — “Katakana” — Psyche Oh! A Go Go: Lost Gems Of Malaysia/Singapura Pop Music ’64-’74

Caretakers of Deception — “Cuttin’ Grass” — Keb Darge And Cut Chemist present The Dark Side: 28 Sixties Garage Punk and Psyche Monsters

BLO — “Root” — Lagos Disco Inferno

The Stooges — “Down On The Street [Mono Single Edit]” — 1970: The Complete Fun House Sessions

Mokhtar al Said & El Ferka el Masaya — “Ya Amarti” — Jalilah’s Raks Sharki 2 Amar 14

Eddie Kendricks — “Let’s Go Back To Day One” — Keep On Truckin’: The Motown Solo Albums Vol. 1

THE THIRD SET

Wganda Kenya — “Combate A Kung-Fu” — The Afrosound of Colombia Vol.1

The Electro-Tones — “Ghost Train” — Kan-Gu-Wa (Yet Mo’ Blues & Rhythm, Popcorn, Exotica & Tittyshakers!)

Jackie Mittoo — “In Cold Blood” — Champion In The Arena 1976-1977

Jack Bruce — “You Burned The Tables On Me” — Harmony Row

Ilaiyaraaja / Vani Jairam — “Mayakkama” — Solla Solla: Maestro Ilaiyaraaja and The Electronic Pop Sound of Kollywood 1977-1983

Wire — “12 X U” — Pink Flag

Mano Césaire Et La Formation Malavoi — “Baye La Voix” — Premiers Enregistrements

The Four Dreamers — “To Venus” — Complete Sixties Instrumental

THE FINAL SET

The Phaetons — “I Love My Baby” — Wild Streak Vol. 2

Fela Ransome-Kuti & His Koolalobitos — “Lai Se” — Lagos Baby 1963-1969

Tomorrow — “My White Bicycle” — Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire & Beyond 1964-1969

Icebreakers/The Diamonds — “Run Away” — Planet Mars Dub

Stevie Wonder — “Keep On Running” — Music Of My Mind

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Eddie Hazel — “California Dreaming” — Strange Funky Games And Things

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #264 ~ 04-03-21]

Pictured: The Flying Burrito Brothers.

Mick and Gram were leaning out the door, talking to people. Gram was wearing brown suede pants and a rhinestoned Nudie shirt with Thunderbirds on the front, Indians on the deltoids, a dancing brave on the back. A little while later Mick and I tried to walk around and see some of the show—Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young were playing—but there was no way, it was too crowded, you couldn’t move in the crush and what you could see you didn’t want to be close to. Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas came into the trailer bearing tales of how the Angels were fighting with civilians, women, and each other, bouncing full cans of beer off people’s heads. Augustus Owsley Stanley III, the San Francisco psychedelic manufacturer, known as Owsley, was giving away LSD, the Angels eating it by handfuls, smearing the excess on their faces. It didn’t sound good but there was no way to do anything about it, nothing to do in the center of a hurricane but ride it out.

Wyman’s helicopter was late, so we waited. Gram and I sat on the bed, smoking and singing Hank Williams and Ernest Tubb songs, until he said, as I was attempting to remind him of the words to “Filipino Baby,” that he thought I had given up music for writing some time ago…

“He’s really very nice, you know,” Charlie said to me, talking about Gram. “I’ve been talkin’ to him about San Francisco, and the hippies and all that, and he’s got standards, he goes just so far and no farther. And when that girl came in, he stood up just naturally without thinking about it.”

— Stanley Booth, The True Adventures Of The Rolling Stones.

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THE FIRST SET

The Miracles — “Do It Baby” — Strange Funky Games And Things

Ofege — “Adieu” — Nigeria Rock Special: Psychedelic Afro-Rock & Fuzz Funk in 1970s Nigeria

The Surf Riders — “Surf Beat” — Lost Legends Of Surf Guitar, Vol. 3: Cheater Stomp!

Alfredo Linares Y Su Sonora — “Boogaloo En Ambiente” — Yo Traigo Boogaloo

Ervin Rucker — “She’s Alright” — Souvenirs of the Soul Clap Vol. 3

U-Roy — “Tom Drunk” — Jah Son Of Africa

The Banshees — “Project Blue” — Keb Darge And Cut Chemist present The Dark Side: 28 Sixties Garage Punk and Psyche Monsters

IT’S MADISON TIME…

The Politicians — “Funky Toes” — Funky Crimes

THE SECOND SET

Sharhabil Ahmed — “Kamar Dawa” — The King Of Sudanese Jazz

The Dells — “It’s Not Unusual” — The Twisted Wheel: Brazennose & Whitworth Street, Manchester 1963-71

The Funkees — “Abraka” — Point Of No Return: Afro Funk Music

Young-Holt Unlimited — “Give It Up” — The Definitive Young-Holt Unlimited

Ja-Man All Stars — “King’s Dub” — In The Dub Zone

The Flying Burrito Brothers — “Christine’s Tune” — The Gilded Palace Of Sin

Aki Izumi — “Koi Wa Heart De” — Nippon Girls 1: Japanese Pop, Beat & Bossa Nova 1966-70

Alan Vega and Martin Rev — “Shadazz” — Suicide (Second Album)

Martin López Y Sus Estrellas — “Por Que No Te Quedas” — Cocinando

THE THIRD SET

The Flirtations — “Nothing But A Heartache” — Sounds Like The Flirtations

Le Grand Kalle — “El Que Siembra Su Maiz” — Congo: Rumba On The River

The Undertones — “Really Really” — The Undertones

Los Iguales — “El Sonido De Los Mirlos” — Chicha for The Jet Set

The Senators — “Loretta” — Dangerous Doo-Wop 3

Sim Sisamouth — “Don’t Let My Girlfriend Tickle Me” — Cambodian Cassette Archives: Khmer Folk and Pop Music Vol. 1

Dave Hamilton — “Can You Dig It?” — Detroit City Grooves

Inner Circle & The Fatman Riddim Section — “General Amin” — Heavyweight Dub

Small Faces — “Happy Boys Happy” — Small Faces [mono]

THE FINAL SET

Maximo Rodriguez Y Sus Estrella Panamenas — “Mambología” — Panama! Latin, Calypso and Funk On the Isthmus

Gran Am — “Get High” — Chains & Black Exhaust

Jacob F. Desvarieux & Georges Decimus — “Mwen Envi Ou” — Gorée

The Velvet Underground — “Guess I’m Falling In Love [Instrumental Version]” — Another View

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou — “Mi Ve Wa Se” — Volume Two: Echos Hypnotiques

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Alice Coltrane — “Journey In Satchidananda” — Journey In Satchidananda

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #263 ~ 03-27-21]

Pictured: The Jones Girls.

Of course lots of women look better in their own places. Once in a while you get a stunner who knocks them cold in a restaurant but back in her own living room takes on the second-rate lifelessness of her own handpicked ordinary background. Still the majority of women come out better in their own homes, so it wasn’t really so surprising that Ebie should look quite dignified, and unusually pretty, coming down the staircase to music, for the radio was playing a Paul Whiteman recording of “Afraid to Dream” as sumptuously soft as the white bear rug in front of the great fireplace. Ebie was a girl who changed at every appearance from pretty to chic to naïve to plain tart, but this was a good night, the socko from Oliver had challenged her. Her hair was reddish gold tonight—Lou dimly recalled it as platinum at one time—and instead of the cutie-pie curls it was arranged in two plaits around her head so that her small naughty face with knowing hazel eyes looked not the least tartish. She wore a long-sleeved brownish-gold dinner dress and the amber jewelry on that with her hair and coloring was something that struck an odd new chord in Lou, something that didn’t seem to stem from Ebie herself but from some new force Lou had never struck before.

— Dawn Powell, Angels On Toast.

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THE FIRST SET

Jones Girls — “You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else” — Love Train: The Sound of Philadelphia

Bukky Leo & Black Egypt — “Precious Mother” — Club Africa Vol.2: Hard African Funk, Afro-Jazz, & Original Afro-Beat

The Hollywoods — “Scramble” — Strummin’ Mental! Part 2: Raw, Crude, Instrumental R&R!

Adnan Othman — “Revolusi” — Bersyukor: A Retrospective of Hits by a Malaysian Pop Yeh Yeh Legend

King Curtis — “Something Frantic” — Walk On The Wild Side: The Jazz Side Of Mod

Al Valdez Y Su Conjunto — “Gózalo” — Gozando!! Con Al Valdez Y Su Conjunto

Reigning Sound — “Reptile Style” — Time Bomb High School

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Jim Burgett — “Split Personality” — Malamondo 7

THE SECOND SET

Ayalew Mesfin — “Feqer Aydelem Wey” — Éthiopiques Box 7″ Vol. 2

MC5 — “I Can Only Give You Everything” — A-Squared 45rpm

Lafayette Afro-Rock Band — “Racubah” — Pulp Fusion 10: Africa Funk

The T.S.U. Toronados — “A Thousand Wonders (Instrumental)” — One Flight Too Many: Rare And Unreleased Houston Funk From The Vaults Of Ovide Records 1968-1969

Chantana Kittiyapan — “Sa Ra Wan” — Thai Funk: ZudRangMa

The Bobby Fuller Four — “Never To Be Forgotten” — I Fought The Law

Bunny Lee — “Dub Magnificent” — Bunny Lee’s Kingston Flying Cymbals 1974-1979

Jay Brown & The Jets — “Hanky Panky” — Dr. Boogie Presents 26 Deranged and Smokin’ Cool Cats: The Rocketing Rise and Fast Decline Of A Music Form Called Rockabilly 1954-1959

Ralph Robles — “Taking Over” — We Got Latin Soul

THE THIRD SET

Magnum — “Evolution” — Fully Loaded

Gregory Isaacs — “Mr. Brown” — Front Line Presents Dub: 40 Heavyweight Dub Sounds

Frank Zappa — “Peaches En Regalia” — Hot Rats

Nico Fidenco — “La Sposina (M16)” — Nuda: 21 Exciting Cuts From Italian Sexy-Comedy Disco Scene 1975-1981

Wild Jimmy Spruill — “Scratchin’” — Scratchin’: The Wild Jimmy Spruill Story

El Grupo Folclorico — “Piano Loco” — Música De Mi Tierra Costeña

Orgone — “New You” — New You, Part 1

THE FINAL SET

Dr. Alimantado — “I Shall Fear No Evil” — Best Dressed Chicken In Town

The Rolling Stones — “Honey, What’s Wrong” — The Rolling Stones

Africando — “Lindas Africanas” — Martina

The Woolies — “Who Do You Love” — Nuggets I: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era

S. Pandit, S. Singh, A Yagnik & N. Mukesh — “Seth Ke Ghar Mein Aayo Beto “ — Doob Doob O’ Rama 2: More Filmsongs From Bollywood

Pere Ubu — “Non-Alignment Pact” — The Modern Dance

Coco Lagos Y Sus Orates — “Busco Una Chiquita” — Gózalo! Bugalu Tropical Vol. 4

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Fleetwood Mac — “Oh Well – Pt. 1 (Bonus Track)” — Then Play On

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #262 ~ 03-20-21]

Pictured: Lord Buckley.

Like many of his routines, Lord Buckley’s own life was a hectic and chaotic parody of grandiosity. He held court constantly and he had willing courtiers because he was, for so many admirers, the Living Presence Of Swing. According to Charles Tacot’s liner notes to the album The Best Of Lord Buckley, he once marched a troupe of sixteen nude people through the lobby of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. He inaugurated his own “religion” — the Church of the Living Swing — which featured, besides his uproarious monologues, two belly dancers. The “church” was raided by the vice squad…Lord Buckley gave proof of an immense awareness of the grandeur that existed outside of him, but he did not think it would represent any tribute to that grandeur if he groveled in front of an altar. “People should worship people,” was his reply.

— from Joseph Jablonski’s introduction to Lord Buckley: The Hiparama Of The Classics.

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THE FIRST SET

The Dells — “Wear It On Your Face” — Lost & Found: Real R’n’B & Soul

Jo Bisso — “Disco Madonna” — African Disco Experimentals (1974 to 1978)

Gene “The Draggin’ King” Moles — “Burning Rubber” — Lost Legends Of Surf Guitar Vol. 2: Point Panic!

Kamuran Akkor — “Doğru Mu Doğru Mu” — Kamuran Akkor

The Kinks — “Polly” — Something Else [mono]

Vaudou Game — “Tata Fatigue” — Otodi

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band — “Ice Cream For Crow” — Ice Cream For Crow

IT’S MADISON TIME…

King Horror — “The Hole” — Loch Ness Monster

THE SECOND SET

Al Massrieen — “Hatgeni Tani” — Habibi Funk 006: Modern Music

The Omens — “Searching” — Keb Darge And Cut Chemist Present The Dark Side: 28 Sixties Garage Punk And Psyche Monsters

Los Shapis — “En La Selva” — Los Auténticos

Casino Music — “Faites Le Proton” — Mutant Disco (A Subtle Discolation Of The Norm)

Malavoi — “Nou Pé Pa Kimbé” — Mano Césaire Et La Formation Malavoi (La Naissance De La World Music Antillaise En 1969)

The Yardbirds — “Rack My Mind [Mono]” — Roger The Engineer (a.k.a. Over Under Sideways Down)

Linval Thompson — “Jamaican Calley” — Flashing Echo: Trojan In Dub 1970-1980

Reigning Sound — “If You Can’t Give Me Everything” — Too Much Guitar

THE THIRD SET

Girma Beyene — “Yebeqagnal” — Ethiopiques Vol. 8: Swinging Addis

The Erasers — “It Was So Funny (The Song That They Sung)” — Ork Records: New York, New York

Errol Brown & The Revolutionaries — “Bond Street Rock” — Dub Expression

Willie Mabon — “Wow I Feel So Good” — Jim Jam Gems Vol. 3: Party In The Front, Black Jack In The Back

Ryco Jazz — “La Juventud” — Congo Revolution: Afro-Latin/Jazz & Funk – Sounds From The Two Congos 1957-1973

The Undertones — “(She’s A) Runaround” — The Undertones

Koes Plus — “Pent Juri Hati (Heart Stealer)” — Dheg Dheg Plas Vols. 1 & 2

The Challengers — “Moondawg” — Songs We Taught The Fleshtones Vol. 9

THE FINAL SET

Wganda Kenya — “El Lobo” — Quantic Presents Tropical Funk Experience

The Crowns — “Hey Pretty Baby” — Dangerous Doo-Wop 1

Ayumi Ishida — “Taiyou Wa Naite Iru” — Nippon Girls 1: Japanese Pop, Beat & Bossa Nova 1966-70

Procol Harum — “Long Gone Geek” — A Salty Dog

Toots & the Maytals — “Louie, Louie” —  Funky Kingston

We The People… — “In The Past” — Garage Beat ’66 Vol. 6: Speak Of The Devil…

Ray & His Court — “Coming Home” — Cookie Crumbs: A Funk Anthology

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Carlos d’Alessio — “Delicatessen Générique Fin” — Delicatessen OST

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #261 ~ 03-13-21]

Pictured: Chris Spedding.

The Mods could be said to be functioning as bricoleurs when they appropriated another range of commodities by placing them in a symbolic ensemble which served to erase or subvert their original straight meanings. Thus pills medically prescribed for the treatment of neuroses were used as ends-in-themselves, and the motor scooter, originally an ultra-respectable means of transport, was turned into a menacing symbol of group solidarity. In the same improvisatory manner, metal combs, honed to a razor-like sharpness, turned narcissism into an offensive weapon. Union Jacks were emblazoned on the backs of grubby parka anoraks or cut up and converted into smartly tailored jackets. More subtly, the conventional insignia of the business world – the suit, collar and tie, short hair, etc. – were stripped of their original connotations – efficiency, ambition, compliance with authority – and transformed into ‘empty’ fetishes, objects to be desired, fondled and valued in their own right.

— Dick Hebdige, Subculture: The Meaning Of Style.

Having survived another Luxuria Music FUN-Drive fortnight, the Purple Bat Lounge’s resident DJ’s Reeshard and Lee-Roy set about crafting four sets’s worth of feral music, yet another perfect soundtrack for ill-considered decisions made in a bad part of town. What could go wrong? Click immediately below to find out…

 

 

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 261 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

Blue Magic – “Welcome To The Club” — Crème De La Crème: Philly Soul Classics And Rarities

Sir Victor Uwaifo And His Titibitis — “Obviemama” — Edo Funk Explosion Vol. 1

The Lively Ones — “Tranquilizer” — Sun & Surf! Cars And Guitars!

Vaudou Game — “Pas Contente (feat. Roger Damawuzan)” — Apiafo

Bill Doggett — “Make Your Move” — Honky Tonk Popcorn

Al Massrieen — “Longa 79” — Habibi Funk 006: Modern Music

The Prowlers — “Rock Me Baby” — Early Northwest Rockers & Instrumentals Vol.03: Shake Um Up Rock

IT’S MADISON TIME…        

Sly & The Revolutionaries with Jah Thomas — “L.S.D.” — Black Ash Dub

THE SECOND SET

Chris Spedding — “Lone Rider” — Hurt

Calibro 35 — “Eurocrime!” — Ritornano quelli di… Calibro 35

Luchese Liebhaber — “Gesundheit” — The Lavender Jungle: Tempting Treats From The Land Of Exotica (1957–1963)

M. Ashraf feat. Nahid Akhtar — “Pyar Ka Koee Shola” — The Sound Of Wonder!

The Chantelles — “Gonna Get Burned” — Halcyon Days: 60s Mod, R&B, Brit Soul & Freakbeat Nuggets

Randy’s All Stars — “What Does It Take To Win Your Love” — I Love The Reggay!: Early Reggae Sounds From Randy’s Records 1969-1971

Suicide — “Rocket U.S.A.” — Suicide

Clodomiro Montes y el Super Combo Curro — “Puerto Rico Zumbando” — Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound of Colombia 1962-72

THE THIRD SET

The Interiors — “Voodoo Doll” — Granpa’s Gully Rock: 25 Dynamite R&B Gems Vol. 5

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou — “Hwe Towe Hun” — The Kings Of Benin Urban Groove 1972-80

The Cramps — “Drug Train” — File Under Sacred Music: Early Singles 1978-81

Ennio Morricone, I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni — “L’Ultima Volta” — I Malamondo OST

Roy Gaines — “Skippy Is A Sissy” — New York Notables

Sroeng Santi — “Expensive Gasoline” — Thai Funk: ZudRangMa

Wire — “Ex Lion Tamer” — Pink Flag

Joe Gibbs & The Professionals — “Dub Three” — African Dub All-Mighty: Chapter 3

The Playboys — “Jungle Fever” — The Roots Of Psychobilly

THE FINAL SET

The Slits — “Earthbeat (12” vers.) — Return Of The Giant Slits

Nico Fidenco — “Sweet Disco Funky” — La Via Della Prostituzione

The Cords — “Termites” — Shadrach And Boomstix! Exotic Blues & Rhythm Vols. 9 & 10

Peter King — “Watusi” — Shango

Brian Eno — “Baby’s On Fire” — Here Come The Warm Jets

Ilaiyaraaja / S.P. Balasubramaniam — “Solla Solla” — Solla Solla: Maestro Ilaiyaraaja and The Electronic Pop Sound of Kollywood 1977-1983

LORD BUCKLEYS WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Bunny Wailer — “Dream Land” — DubD’sco Vols. 1 & 2

 

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [FUN-Drive Ep’s. 259 & 260]

It’s that time of year…again. Being, of course, the two week interval during which the staff of Luxuria Music exhort you, the listener, to chip in (however much you can) and help keep us on the virtual airwaves with your financial support. Episodes #259 & #260 of No Condition Is Permanent are FUN-Drive episodes. These are not your normal/formal entreaties to shake your wallet hand loose. Far from it! These episodes are infused with amusement and music, as much or more than an entire Labor Day weekend spent in Jerry Lewis’ company. (You’re welcome, amphetamine users.) Why, in last Saturday’s FUN-Drive episode (#259), listeners heard:

• Luxuria Music’s Program Director & Station Den Mother Kat Griffin flew to Detroit and visited the Purple Bat Lounge, home to N.C.I.P.. This, just in time for…

• The bar’s annual Naked Billiards Tournament, the latter interrupted respectively by…

• The arrival of marauding bike gang Satan’s Sadists, who parked inside the bar, the better to intervene when…

• DJ Lee-Roy instigated a full-on brawl, owing to the dog’s insistence that the game was not being played according to Hoyle (or Lee-Roy)

• The weekly visit from — and random destruction of the bar’s curbside lawn jockey by — Uncle Morty’s Midnite Mobile Dispensary™, which is an installment of each and every N.C.I.P. episode much loved by regular listeners.

• And, by necessity, slightly less of the usual bevy of feral tunes from all over the map, your weekly perfect soundtrack for ill-considered decisions.

Those desiring the Ep. #259 experience can download same simply by clicking HERE.

To help ensure that morally questionable programming as described above remains available to unsuspecting listeners worldwide, Luxuria Music NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT. Which is easy enough to do, simply by visiting the Luxuria Music Store and choosing either a Monthly Sponsorship option or else purchasing one of many items available therein. The No Condition Is Permanent store offers two new items for the 2021 FUN-Drive, these being:

Yes, TWO different styles of full color, U/V-coated postcard packs, with 10 cards per pack. And they’re cheap! (@ $20.) Choose BLOTTER or SLEAZE — or both — and give yourself either some bitchin’ refrigerator art or a reason to use the US Postal System (which the last president failed to kill). Either way, we both win!

AND there are still terrific items available in the N.C.I.P. store from previous FUN-Drives, including the museum-quality, full-color enamel LEE-ROY lapel pin. All N.C.I.P. pledge premiums (premia?) are certified hexbreakers, guaranteed to dispel any and all Bad Vuggum from your existence.

N.C.I.P. as one usually experiences it will resume on Saturday, March 13th…but ONLY if we’re still around!

So, please, help Luxuria Music to whatever extent that’s possible and we’ll still be around to help you murder Saturday evenings.

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #258 ~ 02-20-21]

Pictured: U-Roy R.I.P..

There was another important motivation for providing instrumentals for sound systems. By the mid-1960s, the first generation of sound system operators turned record producers were increasingly devoting time to their production activities, and their roles at dances were filled by resident deejays, the most loquacious of whom began to “toast” (that is, rap) over the music to excite the crowd. The first deejays were people like Count Machuki and King Stitt (both working Coxsone’s Downbeat system), and with the emergence of the groundbreaking U-Roy (Ewart Beckford) with King Tubby’s sound system around 1970… These musicians specialized in exhorting the crowd to dance with their various styles of stream-of-consciousness vocalizing; the new dub plates, with vocals partially or completely removed, allowed the deejays the sonic space to improvise freely over the rhythm as would a jazz soloist. Clive Chin remembered the rise of the deejay as a dominant force in the sound systems, and the role the dub plate played: “Sound system become modernized now. You no have one turntable no more, you have two turntable, so you play the vocal, like Heptones’ ‘Tripe Girl’ or ‘Guiding Star,’ and just about as the music finish after three minutes and change—BOOM!—the version just come in with the drum and bass and the man just pick up the mic at the same time and begin to toast, him a nice up the sound!”

— Michael Veal, Dub: Soundscapes And Shattered Songs In Jamaican Reggae.

Uncle Morty’s Midnite Mobile Dispensary™ pulled up in front of the Purple Bat Lounge last Saturday evening, as it does every week. However this stop was distinguished by the unveiling of Sleeroy, yet another cannabis strain named for N.C.I.P. co-host Lee-Roy. What this did for the dog’s ego, already a thing of brobdingnagian proportions, you’ll have to hear to believe. Which you can in fact hear, along with oodles of great music, simply by clicking immediately below…

 

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 258 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

The Delfonics — “I Told You So” — La-La Means I Love You: The Definitive Collection

Murphy Williams — “Get On Up” — Brand New Wayo: Funk, Fast Times & Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983

The Bomboras — “Mystery Planet” — Head Shrinkin’ Fun

Jackie Edwards — “I’m Still Waiting” — The Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee Story

Television — “Friction” — Live At The Old Waldorf

Kieu Oanh — “Dem Cuoi Cung” — Saigon Supersound Volume One 1965-1975

Cat Stevens — “Matthew & Son” — Matthew & Son

IT’S MADISON TIME…        

                               

Leroy & the Drivers — “The Sad Chicken” — Funky Crimes

THE SECOND SET

Edip Akbayram — “Yakar Inceden Inceden” — Love, Peace & Poetry: Turkish Psychedelic Music

John’s Children — “Remember Thomas A Becket” — Halcyon Days: 60s Mod, R&B, Brit Soul & Freakbeat Nuggets

U-Roy — “African Message” — Dread In A Babylon

The Real Kids — “Solid Gold” — The Real Kids

Omar Khorshid — “Aziza” — Guitar El Chark

The Lafayette Afro Rock Band — “Heels & Soles” — Afro Funk Explosion

La Cuarta Calle — “Camino A Casa (On My Way Home)” — Venezuela 70 Vol. 2: Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth – Venezuelan Experimental Rock In The 70s & Beyond

Link Wray — “Rawhide” — Bullshot

Jack Costanzo — “Goza Negra” — Mr. Bongo

THE THIRD SET

Flaming Ember — “Gotta Get Away” — Mojo Roots Of Hip Hop

Clarence Curvan — “Feeling Nice” — Feeling Nice Vol 1: A Collection Of Superrare & Superheavy Funk 45s From The Late 60s & Early 70s

Phil Flowers — “The Dances” — ‘Black’ Rock ‘n’ Roll / Savage Kick Vol. 04

Vis-À-Vis — “Gyaesu” — Obi Agye Me Dofo

The Bambinos — “Algiers” — The Lavender Jungle: Tempting Treats From The Land Of Exotica (1957–1963)

Takeshi Terauchi — “South Pier” — Nippon Guitars

Small Faces — “Lazy Sunday [mono]” — Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake

Afrosound — “Gaita Colombiana” — Calor

THE FINAL SET

The Pretty Things — “Singapore Silk Torpedo” — Silk Torpedo

Gasper Lawal — “Kai Anibaba” — Abio’sunni

The Only Ones — “Another Girl, Another Planet” — The Only Ones

The Icebreakers & The Diamonds — “Dub With Garvey” — Planet Mars Dub

The Velvelettes — “Needle In A Haystack” — Hitsville U.S.A.: The Motown Singles Collection

The Generation — “People Are The Same” — Thai Funk ZudRangMa Vol. 2

LORD BUCKLEYS WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Lewis Furey — “Lewis Is Crazy” — Lewis Furey